Policy & Advocacy

Advocacy Across the Nation

Committee for Children works with parents, educators, students, providers, and policymakers across the country to support laws and policies that promote social-emotional learning (SEL) and prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Our mission is to foster the safety and well-being of children—and we need your help.

Sign Up to Stay Connected

When opportunities come up in your state, we’ll let you know what’s happening and how you can take action. We’ll provide prepared content and resources to make it easy for you to learn more about these issues and help make a difference in kids’ lives.

Five hands locked together to symbolize partnership.

Coalition Partners

Our growing list of national coalition partners helps us to advance policies that improve the well-being of children.
See Our Partners

Legal document with pen and stamps.

Sign-On Letters

When we or coalition partners seek to advocate legislation that supports our mission, we add our name to sign-on letters.
Review the Letters

Multiple silhouette figures in a row.

Policy Papers

Committee for Children prioritizes advancing social-emotional learning (SEL) policy federally and across the states. We’re committed to improving specific issues related to SEL, child protection, and bullying prevention—and that starts with research-based policy recommendations.
Read More

happy student

One Pagers

Now more than ever, we need to support the well-being, resilience, and academic engagement of all young people. Social-emotional learning is a critical tool for our schools and communities to respond to racial inequities, economic instability, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read More